PHCC GA Contractor of the Year - 2018
Hill Mechanical is being recognized for their contributions to the PHCC of GA, PHCC National and promotion of the industry overall.
Daniel and Karen are owners of Hill Mechanical, an Atlanta area plumbing & HVAC contracting firm. Daniel is a Master Plumber – Non-Restricted, who began his plumbing career over 25 years ago. He began Hill Mechanical in 2007 and grew the company from a one-man operation to over 20 employees.
Daniel immediately joined the former PMA in 2007 because he knew the PHCC logo was recognized by consumers as a symbol of quality and integrity. He proudly displays the logo on his uniforms as well as trucks.
In 2016 Daniel joined the board of directors because of his passion regarding life safety. Specifically he was fighting mad current laws allow the sale of boilers direct to consumers. He initiated a meeting with Ben Crawford, Chief Engineer State Fire Marshalls office with Karen, Ellen and Sharon Dunn our lobbyist, where he presented concerns for boiler safety. Based on that initial meeting, he was nominated to serve on the Boiler Advisory Board.
He took his passion and commitment to Washington, DC that year and spoke to congressional representative and staff about issues effecting contractors, small business owners and public safety. Based on Karen and his involvement back home in their district, Congressman Barry Loudermilk joined PHCC at one of its National receptions as well as joining us at a future leadership luncheon in Atlanta. He gave us an update on a meeting with then candidate Trump.
Daniels business commitments did not slow him down. In late 2016, Daniel was added as the plumbing representative to the (GUCA) Georgia Utility Contractors Associations Legislative Committee to monitor the Public Service Commission regulations for utility markings. He has already organized a meeting January 24, 2018 to address and inform contractors of the marking standards with appropriate industry players.
In May PHCC GA nominated Daniel to Governor Deal to serve as the plumbing representative on the Public Service Commission. Approval is still pending.
When Daniel was elected 1st VP at the June Retreat in Savannah, he agreed to continue as chairmen for the Membership Committee. He and his committee have outlined ways to not only improve and promote the PHCC logo and membership but increase participation at industry events.
Daniel and Karen Hill have demonstrated a passionate commitment to protecting public safety, are dedicated to fighting for the rights of contractors and growing the membership of the association. They are not only active on the local level and state but also participate at all national PHCC events.